Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church where ALL are welcome!

 

St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of the Sacraments.  As members, we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal - eternal life with the Lord.

 

 

History of St. Mary's Nativity Church                                                                        

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JR. HIGH FAITH EXPERIENCE

Jr. High Faith Experience registration is now open for students in grades 6 - 8.  The theme is year is "Go Make Disciples".  It will be held at E. D. White Catholic High School on Saturday, January13, 2018, from 9:30 AM till 5:30 PM.  Click here for registration form and return it to the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Office of Youth Ministry by Friday, December 15, 2017.  

DEBT REDUCTION GUMBO DINNER

We will have a Debt Reduction Gumbo Dinner on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in the Community Center. We will be serving Chicken & Sausage Gumbo dinners for $8.00.  You can dine in or carry out from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Administration Office. 

 

ALL SAINTS' DAY FLOWERS

Donations for All Saints' Day Flowers are now being accepted if you would like to remember a deceased loved one in this special way.  Envelopes are available at all Church entrances. Please drop your envelop in the weekend collection, or mail it to St. Mary’s Nativity Church, 3500 Highway 1, Raceland, LA 70394.  DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING DONATIONS IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017.

 

ADULT FORMATION

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WHY WE BELIEVE / REDISCOVER YOUR FAITH

Every church throughout the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux will be offering an 8-week video study on the most commonly asked questions about Catholic Faith. This study, will be made available on26line for all parishioners.  You can learn more at our diocesan website at htdiocese.org/WhyWeBelieve.  You can still sign-up now at https://htdiocese.org/sign-up

St. Mary’s Nativity is offering sessions on Thursdays at 2 PM in the Administration Office and on Sundays following 10 AM Mass in church.

Next sessions:

Thursday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, October 22 - Session 6: Why Confess to a Priest

Thursday, Oct.  26 and Sunday, October 29 - Session 7: Do We Worship Mary

 

HOMEBOUND & SICK

If you or someone you know is homebound or sick, at home or in the hospital, and would like a visit from a priest or receive communion, please call the Administration Office at 985-537-3204.

 

TRUNK-OR-TREAT REGISTRATION

Thank you for participating in our "Trunk-or-Treat" at St. Mary’s Nativity Church. The Trunk or Treat will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please arrive with your "decked-out-trunk" no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 31st in order to find your assigned parking space and prepare for the arrival of Trick-or-Treaters at 5:30 pm. Guidelines: Your "trunk" can be simple or elaborate…it’s up to you. As you’re dreaming up ideas, consider your trunk as the stage on which you will perform in your coordinating costume with fun scene settings and props. If you are representing a business, perhaps a theme in support of your business would be fun. Need some inspiration? A quick search of "Trunk or Treat" on the Internet and you’ll find dozens of photos that others have posted of their own annual event. The possibilities are endless. Please note: electrical power is not available, battery powered lights are acceptable. Please, no generators. Best decorated Car Judging will take place between 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., winner will be announced at 6:45 p.m. An adult must be with the vehicle at all times. You have to supply your own TREATS, when selecting treats for "Trick-or-Treaters", candy (pre-wrapped & sealed) is certainly an obvious choice but other favorite treats include pencils, pens, erasers, glow sticks, bracelets, bookmarks, stickers, notepads, bouncy balls, and fake tattoos. Please be prepared to accommodate approximately 100 children. Click here for registration form, fill out,  and return to St. Mary’s Nativity Church by Tuesday, October 24th. You can email your registration to stmarysec@bellsouth.net, fax it to 985-537-3235, drop it off in person or put it in the collection basket at mass.

 

MEMORIAL MASS/GRAVE BLESSING

On Sunday, November 5, at the 10 AM Mass, families who lost a loved one this past year and were buried at St. Mary's Nativity,  are invited to a Memorial Mass.  Family members will bring up a candle in memory of their deceased loved one prior to Mass.  Candles will be placed at the foot of the altar and taken home after Mass.

There will be a blessing of the graves following the Mass.  Please make plans to attend.  Following the blessing in the cemetery, you are invited to purchase a Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Dinner.  Drinks will be served free of charge.  Tickets are available in advance for the gumbo dinner.

DEBT REDUCTION RAFFLE

St. Mary's Nativity Church is having a Debt Reduction Raffle. The prize - a $5000 DISNEY VACATION.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the church office.  The drawing for the Disney prize will be held on December 16, 7PM, at St. Mary's Christmas Under the Oaks.  Good luck!

BRICK SALE

https://stmarysnativity.weshareonline.org/In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office we are planning to create a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place.  Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to help build this area.  By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt.  You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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Mass Times

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)

Office Hours

9 AM - Noon - Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons

FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235

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Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass.  A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required.  Please call the Church Office for more information.

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins.  Private confessions by appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage

Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date.  Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required.  Call the Church Office for more information.